If they use a song by an artist, especially to open or close the movie, then a deal exists somewhere, that the artist was paid for their song to be used and should be included on the soundtrack. I was very disappointed when I couldn't find "Safe and Sound" by Sheryl Crow. I didn't buy the soundtrack. If you can't put the most memorable songs on the soundtrack, which evoke the feeling of the movie all over again when you listen to it, what's the point?
This soundtrack is pure beauty. Pure melodies, haunting rhythms, it is the quintessence of Janet Fitch's excellent novel. The sountrack beautifully captures light, airy perfection, and mixes it with darker, more thoughtful sounds. Very short, only about 30 minutes, but worth it. The sountrack to life.